Current Collections makes environmental art with Lovett School

                                      August 2015, Embodied Energy Studio brought the Current Collections project to the 5th and 2nd graders at the Lovett School in Atlanta. The kids learned how trash travels from their neighborhood streets to the Chattahoochee River and down to the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico. We chatted about water vortices where trash accumulates in the ocean and what they can do to improve the health of the environment. Here are pictures of the kids learning how to upcycle plastic that they normally consider trash and turn that plastic into Art! It was great fun working with these 200 kids. Their art will display on reclaimed fishing net from the Gulf of Mexico from September 8th thru October 23rd at the Lovett School art gallery.                                                                                                                       ...

Current Collections artist speaks at Georgia Aquarium

Current Collections artist, Dena Light, joins Al Dove, Director of Research for Georgia Aquarium, and Jeff Corwin, Emmy award winning host of Ocean Mysteries, for Science on Tap at the Georgia Aquarium. A full house of Atlanta residents joined them for a conversation about the impact of marine debris on ocean life and the use of public art to create innovative dialogue with the larger public about this pressing problem in the ocean. It was an exciting opportunity to “talk trash”!...

Girls Inc. and The City of St. Pete Parks & Recreation Turn Single-use Plastic Into Art

 Forty participants from Girls Inc., Pinellas County, learned to turn every day plastic bags and bottles into art. The 9 week art camp conducted by local artist, Raquel Garabeli, coincided with STEM classes that focused on litter prevention and ocean health. Current Collections held a workshop in July for the Discovery Room Workers of The City of St. Pete Parks & Recreation. During the first two weeks of August, the participants engaged 1100 St. Pete youth to make art panels from plastics they have collected, recycled. Art works from both groups will be incorporated into the large scale sculpture, Current Collections, debuting at the  St. Petersburg Science Festival, October 18, 2014....

Terrariums by Embodied Energy Studio Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

 These life size sculptures are included in the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, China exhibit.  The sea life sculptures are made of wood and repurposed, everyday plastics including bags, drink bottles, milk jugs and food containers. Works were created by Embodied Energy Studio, an Atlanta Collective of artists and scientists. Members Dena Light, Mike Wsol and Amandine Drouet are the creators of the Current Collections Project which will debut at the 2014  St. Petersburg, Florida Science...

St. Petersburg Community Makes Art for Giant Sculpture

Atlanta Artist Collective, Embodied Energy Studio, is engaging the St. Petersburg and Tampa Communities in fun educational summer workshops. Participants recycle their plastic bags, water, milk and juice bottles into works of art that will be included in the Current Collections sculpture in Poynter Park starting October 17, 2014. Upcoming workshops will be held at  the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, August 2nd and 16th, 11am to 2pm and the Dalí Museum, September 13th, 10am to 12pm. Please join us in an upcoming workshop and be a part of this interactive sculpture that will be the focal point of the 2014 & 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida Science Festival, and the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival.           ...